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IPH response to consultation: Introduction of 20mph speed restrictions on smaller residential streets

Creator:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)

Subject Keywords: Road safety, Residential areas, Transport
Topic: Obesity
Mental Health
Obesity
Catalogue: Policy
Policy consultation responses
Type: Report
Region: All-island
Northern Ireland
Description:

Conall McDevitt (SDLP MLA) launched a consultation regarding the introduction of 20mph speed restrictions in residential streets as part of his bid to introduce legislation through a Private Members Bill in the Northern Ireland Assembly.  The purpose of the Bill is to increase road safety, particularly for pedestrians and other road users, with additional health and environmental benefits.

IPH submitted a response to the Private Members’ Bill regarding the introduction of 20mph speed restriction on smaller residential roads.  IPH recognises the potential public health benefits of this proposal in terms of reduced injuries and fatalities in built up areas; more opportunities for walking and cycling (helping to tackle obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke); greater social cohesion among communities and improved mental health; and reduced emissions that contribute to climate change, air and noise pollution.

Date:

27/07/2011

DOI:

10.14655/20110020

Rights: © IPH
Suggested citation:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). (2011) IPH response to consultation: Introduction of 20mph speed restrictions on smaller residential streets [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/385235 [Accessed: 20th August 2019].

  

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